JAGGAD REFLECT - SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

Our REFLECT product range consists of products made using a materials and or and processes that are better for the environment.

Any piece from our REFLECT range meets one of the below sustainability credentials:

  • Made from materials with a lower environmental impact than conventional alternatives.
  • Made using a process that is associated with a lower environmental impact than conventional alternatives

Our REFLECT range utilises the following recognised sustainable materials.

Organic Cotton
Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilisers, which leads to improved soil condition, lower greenhouse gas emissions, stronger biodiversity and better health among the cotton farmers themselves.

Organic cotton also means significantly less energy and significantly less water usage on average compared to the sourcing of traditional cotton. Of the virgin cotton alternatives, organic cotton has shown the lowest environmental impacts due to non-use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and the soil quality is controlled by crop rotation. None of these crops is genetically modified, it’s always third-party certified, and the fibre is kept separate from the cotton field to the finished product.

Recycled Polyester
Recycled Eco Polyester has been developed using an Eco-friendly green fibre to assist in reducing the excess waste issues that we are facing in the world today. The Polyester fibre is made from the recycling of discarded single use bottles that were destined for landfill and potentially our waterways/oceans.

Our Warp Knit Recycled ECO Polyester has also been constructed with a high performance end use in mind. The combination of its tight knit structure along with its high elastane content, not only gives you full coverage but also fantastic support, shape and retention.

 

BIODEGRADABLE POLY GARMENT BAGS
Every JAGGAD garment is shipped from the factory in biodegradable poly bags.

What are they made of?
PLA – Thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable biomass, typically from fermented plant starch such as corn, cassava, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp.

PBAT - While PBAT is incredibly biodegradable and will decompose in home compost leaving no toxic residues; it is currently partly derived from petrochemicals.

This means it’s not renewable unfortunately. Interestingly, it is PBAT that is added to make the product degrade quickly enough to meet the home composability criteria.

There are no bio-based plastics suitable for making POLY bags that do not have a binding agent like PBAT in them. Unfortunately, when it comes to plant-based inputs there is a trade-off between renewability and composability – the higher the % renewable, plant-based components the slower it is to compost!

How do we compost them?
Ideally, these should be sent to composting facilities to be properly broken down and composted.

What happens if they end up in landfill?
The best part is that they still break down (with no waste and no methane production) in landfill. It takes about 2 years for these bags to breakdown. In contrast, traditional plastic bags take 400 years or more to break down and release deadly methane gas into the atmosphere.


COMPOSTABLE MAIL SATCHELS
We have joined forces with Hero Packaging to send out all online orders from in Compostable Mailers! Our new mailers are home compostable and can be used to feed the worms and create nutritious fertiliser.

What are they made of?
HEROPACKS are made from biodegradable materials, mainly corn-starch and cassava roots

How do we compost them?
Ideally, these should be sent to composting facilities to be properly broken down and composted.
 
To compost them at home, it’s best to cut them up and place in your compost bin (as “brown” materials).

These will completely break down within 90 days in a compostable environment.

 What happens if they end up in landfill?
The best part is that they still break down (with no waste and no methane production) in landfill.

It takes about 2 years to break down in landfill. In contrast, traditional plastic bags take 400 years or more to break down, and release deadly methane gas into the atmosphere.